It is proposed that your Association (RTFV-35Sqn) will hold, in conjunction with 35Squadron at Amberley, an Associations Day. This will be held on the Base at the 35 Squadron area in August each year to commemorate the month RTFV commended operations in Vietnam all those years ago.
This year it will be held on Friday the 9th August and thereafter on the second Friday of August each year.
The day will be an opportunity to meet and chat with current 35SQN personnel, have a look through the SQN’s facilities and aircraft and to enjoy a barbecue and a few drinks.
Depending on numbers, we can arrange discounted accommodation at the Oaks or Quest hotels in Ipswich or perhaps at one of the Caravan Parks near Amberley. Please indicate below if you’ll require accommodation.
So that we can plan the event, if you would be interested in attending, we ask that you complete the form below and let us know your intentions.
$8 Basic Spirits (Gordons Gin, Bundaberg Rum, Smirnoff Vodka, Johnny Red Scotch, Bacardi, Jim Beam Bourbon)
$4.5 Soft Drinks (Post Mix only – Sprite, Coke, Diet Coke, Dry, Soda Water, Tonic Water, Lemon Squash)
Please Note: We are guests of Jade Buddha for this event. Appropriate dress is to be worn. And as always, they will have security on hand throughout the day and night to ensure our safety and enjoyment of the venue. Please remember to drink responsibly, and that all minors must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian only and have to leave the venue by 8pm.
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
This is a photo of Jeff Pedrina with our Australian and RAAF Ensign at the
Jade Buddha. they will be on display on Anzac Day, i will send the link for
the Oaks in Felix St. For those who wish to stay at the Oaks. I dont have
the order off march yet, it shoud be simaliar to last year, ther is a lot
less units marching this year also no Military hardware?. It is important
that we all try to be in Brisbane as 35Sqn will be attending the after march
Attached find the Administrative instruction, containing the Order of March, and Map for the 2018 Brisbane Anzac Day Parade for your notification. Group 5 forms up in both George Street & Mary Street. These items, in addition to the Road closures and March protocols are also available on the website – click the link below:
Thought I would give you an update on the 75th Anniversary function. It was a very enjoyable night. We were seated with CAF AIRMSHL Leo Davies, his wife Rhonda, and CO 35SQN WGCDR Jarrod Pendlebury and his wife Selda. We were able to talk with them a bit but they were circulating around as you might imagine. We were given a great welcome and I got some good feedback on my talk which was on behalf of the RTFV/35SQN Association. They put us up in the Novotel at Castle Hill which was great as I am a bit hesitant to drive long distance at night now in case I fall asleep. In short we were very well looked after.
My talk was historical, Jarrod spoke of the present and Leo spoke of the future. We were each given 10min for our talk. I have attached a copy of the basis for my talk for your information. Maybe it is not 100% accurate working from memory but I did cross-check it as much as I could during its preparation. Jarrod indicated that the squadron was very happy with the C27J Spartan. Either he or the CAF expressed the view that it was not really a Caribou replacement nor a small C130 but rather a tactical transport with its own place in the air force which will continue to evolve with time.
I did send in quite a few photos from my own slides collection and from others but they were not included in the slide show. However, they should now be in the 35SQN archives. Talking of photos I have established that the AWM photos taken in 1966 in Vietnam and covering Harold Holt’s visit may now be found at the following link: CLICK HERE
I have also sent a similar email to Don Pollock to show him the talk I gave in his place.
Thanks for the opportunity to attend on your behalf.